May 2011 Vol. 1 Issue 7
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted May 10 to approve a four-year nursing program at Darton College in an effort to help address a nursing shortage in Georgia that would surely impact quality of healthcare, medical errors, and costs absent any action by state leaders.
Henry Huckaby was named the New Chancellor of the University System of Georgia by the Board of Regents Friday, May 6. The former state representative who resigned his seat in the Georgia Legislature last week, will oversee the 35 colleges and universities within the university system as well as the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Georgia Public Library System. He is succeeding Chancellor Erroll Davis, who is retiring June 30.
The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents approved a 3 percent tuition increase April 19 in an effort to make up in some small measure for the state's budget shortfall. The increase will go into effect this fall, however, Darton is faring better than many of the other colleges within the university system. Although tuition costs may be on the rise in Georgia, Darton College still remains the best value for your money when it comes to the quality of education received.
Darton students were given the experience of a lifetime during a spring break trip to the Florida Keys. Not only did they have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world, but they also completed an important mission - repairing and preserving the habitat of local marine mammals.
Darton College honored top students, staff, and faculty teaching excellence at the 43rdannual Honors Awards Ceremony Wednesday, April 27. The ceremony was held in the Darton College Theatre.
Andrew Wilder has been named Darton College’s Academic Recognition Student for 2011. Each college in the University System of Georgia annually selects one student to honor for their academic achievements.
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) has recognized four members of the Darton College faculty and staff for their outstanding contributions to teaching and learning.
Darton College's Office of Alumni Development and the Humanities Division will host a Master Art Class on the Darton campus June 17-19. The three day class will focus on subject and medium selections, understanding acrylic technique, and introductions into art history and art critique. Two renowned artists, Andrew Tatler-Burgess and Rob Buntin, will be teaching their techniques in a small intimate setting.
You can now pre-register for the Darton College Alumni Association! Annual fees are $35 and allow you to take advantage of a vast array of benefits designed to save you money and make your life easier. No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, we have something for you!
In a monumental victory, the Darton College men's golf team won the NJCAA Division I District Championship April 19 in Alexandria City, Alabama. They made history when they won their first-ever trip to the event after moving up from Division II this offseason. Now they've set their sights on winning the NJCAA Division I National Championships on May 17-20.
Darton College named Lea Henry as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach May 4. Coach Henry, a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, brings many years of experience with her.
Darton College's Men's Golf and Women's Softball teams are each heading to the National Championships this week.
In this issue
Dan Carter enjoys meeting people. The smile that illuminates his face when meeting someone new is contagious. With a gift for putting people at ease, he is able to disarm even the most introverted. It is a trait that has served him well during his years in education, business, government, and non-profit sectors. He currently serves as Deputy Superintendent for External Affairs and Policy at the Georgia Department of Education. He began his tenure in January 2011, the day Superintendent John Barge took office.
Kaley Parker always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Graduating May 5 with an associate of science degree in pre-veterinary medicine, she has now set her sights on Berry College after being accepted in March.
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